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Out of Power,
'1.S. Emboldening Terrorists?
State Dept. Attitude in Vacuum
Greece Abhors Anti-Semitism,
Government Official Affirms
LONDON (JTA) — A Greek Cabinet official assured
a Jewish delegation Monday that the Athens government
abhored anti-Semitic articles that have appeared in some
sections of the Greek press recently in connection with the
The delegation of Greek Jewish leaders, headed by
Joseph Lovinger, president of the Central Board of Greek
Jewish Communities, visited P. Lambrias, undersecretary
of state to the prime minister, to express their growing
concern over the articles.
They voiced fear that such propaganda could disturb
the brotherly relations that have long existed between the
Christian and Jewish communities in Greece which had
withstood the era of Nazi occupation when non-Jewish
Greeks took great risks to protect Jews from the Gestapo.
Lambrias responded by declaring that the government
considered anti-Semitic articles to be "anti-Greek" and
"harmful to the Greek nation." He stressed that Greek
Jews enjoy equal rights with all other citizens and that
anti-Jewish discrimination in Greece was "inconceivable."
The articles referred to apparently stemmed from
Greek bitterness over the American role in the Cyprus
crisis. The leftist daily Athenaiki referred in recent weeks
to U.S. Secretary of State. Henry A. Kissinger as "the
German Jew Kissinger" and said that Greece no, longer
wants to be the "sole means of survival for any more
The latter was a reference to the use of U.S. bases in
Greece in the American military airlift to Israel during
the Yom Kippur War.
E. German Reparations
Negotiated as Result
of Agreement with U.S.
Austria Moves Transit
Camp for Emigres
By PETER FRIEDLINGER
VIENNA (JTA) — The transit camp
for Jewish emigrants from the Soviet
on has been transfered to a Vienna
,Jurb last weekend, an Austrian interior
ministry official said Wednesday.
Without previous announcement, Soviet
Jews are now brought to a former chil-
dren's home at Simmering, a Vienna
suburb near Schwechat Airport, where
they wait for transportation to_ Israel.
Until last week, the emigrants spent
their first hours in the free world in a
former army barracks at Wollersdorf,
some 40 kilometers south of Vienna.
Both the new transit camp at Simmer-
ing and the Wollersdorf Camp are run
under the supervision of the Austrian Red
Cross which is responsible for the emi-
grants since Chancellor Bruno Kreisky
ruled the closedown of the Jewish Agen-
cy camp at Schoenau last year.
Kreisky had agreed to the closing of
the Schoenau camp last fall to free a
group of Jewish emigrants held as hos-
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By JOSEPH POLAKOFF
(JTA)—The State Department discussed at some length Tuesday, but without
offering any clear answer, the matter of U.S. contacts with the Palestine Liberation Organization
At Tuesday morning's briefing for newsmen, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency asked whether
the U.S. and the PLO were edging toward high level talks on the Palestinian problem and its place
in the Middle East settlement proceedings. -
The question was prompted by press reports in New York and Beirut Tuesday. The New York
report said PLO sources close to Cairo had stated that the PLO was ready to talk to U.S. officials
on the Palestinian question on condition that the discussions were publicly announced. _
In Beirut, an unidentified PLO spokesman was said to have denied that the organization was
prepared to negotiate with the U.S. or that it has had any contacts with the Americans.
Some sources here said that both reports, while contradictory, were actually accurate. They
said the Cairo version is unofficial and a "trial balloon," while the Beirut report is correct since
no discussions have taken place as yet.
In his response to the question, State Department spokesman John King referred specifically
to the Beirut report, implying that he agreed with the denial by the anonymous PLO spokesman
there, but King added that as "part of any Middle East settlement, the interests of the Palestinians
must be taken into account."
He declined to discuss specific details
and issues in a settlement procedure for
the Middle East, but he confirmed that
low level contacts-have taken place be-
tween the U.S. and the PLO. He also
said that he would neither "rule out
nor rule in" possible future U.S.-PLO
King's remarks seemed to contradict
the Beirut report of no contacts which he
had earlier given some credence, but
they confirmed What a senior State De-
partment official told a group of news-
men here two months ago: that the U.S.
would be willing to hold high level talks
with the Palestinians. When reminded of
that Tuesday, State Department sources
said they had no information to alter that
official's • position.
Abba Eban, to Address Akiva Dinner Here on Oct. 20;
Diplomat to Present Israel Award to Local School
Israel's former Foreign Minister Abba Eban, who is in this country
as visiting professor. at Columbia University, will address a specal dinner
meeting of Akiva Day School, at Cong. Beth Achim's social hall, Oct. 20,
it was announced this week.
Eban will be here to present • the 1974 Spiritual Bridges Award to
Akiva "for its inspiring educational projects which have effectively linked
the students of this school with the heartbeat of Israel—both the land and
The presentation will be made to Rabbi Joseph L. Shuchatowitz, princi-
pal of Akiva, who with his staff has pioneered innovative programs which
have silccessfully built a spiritual bridge between Akiva and Israel, ac-
cording to Dr. Haim Chamiel, director general of the World Zionist Organiza-
tion's department for Torah education and culture, who originally announced
Max M. Fisher is honorary chairman of the dinner committee. The
invitation to Eban was presented by Phillip Stollman, honorary president of
Akiva Day School, during his recent visit in Israel, and his acceptance *as
formally announced last week.
Akiva is the first Hebrew day school in the U.S. to have developed
a Grade 12 in Israel Program. Its high school seniors spent their last year
of secondary education at Yeshivat Tikvat Yaakov (for boys) and Ulpan.at
Segulah (for girls) in Israel where they lived and studied with their Israeli
The Spiritual Bridges Award is bestowed annually by the department
for Torah education and culture of the World Zionist Organization upon the
Hebrew day school which has met with the criteria of the award committee.